With a nod toward the Vincentian value of service to others
that threads through DePaul, the incoming, full-time MBA class participated in the
program’s first ever Service and Justice Day. The event was sponsored by the
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in partnership with the University
The 34 MBA candidates visited several locations around
Chicago to learn about nonprofit organizations, sustainability operations and
how to match their business goals with service to their communities. But the
students were more than observers as they rolled up their sleeves to help
advocacy groups who serve our most vulnerable citizens. Students cut weeds and
harvested vegetables at DePaul’s Urban Garden, cleaned at the Seton Food Pantry
at St. Vincent de DePaul parish and learned about the Cara Program, a nonprofit
dedicated to providing job assistance to those living in poverty. Students also
met with current MBA students and graduates, where a topic of conversation was
the intersection of social responsibility and commerce. Below are photos from
the inaugural service event.
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